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    A provocative, moving, kinky, and often absurdly funny memoir about Shakespeare, love, obsession, and spanking.

    When it came to understanding love, a teenage Jillian Keenan had nothing to guide her - until a production of The Tempest sent Shakespeare's language flowing through her blood for the first time. In Sex with Shakespeare, she tells the story of how the Bard's plays helped her embrace her unusual sexual identity and find a love story of her own.

    Four hundred years after Shakespeare's death, Keenan's smart and passionate memoir brings new life to his work. With 14 of his plays as a springboard, she explores the many facets of love and sexuality - from desire and communication to fetish and fantasy. In A Midsummer Night's Dream, Keenan unmasks Helena as a sexual masochist - like Jillian herself. In Macbeth, she examines criminalized sexual identities and the dark side of "privacy". The Taming of the Shrew goes inside the secret world of bondage, domination, and sadomasochism while King Lear exposes the ill-fated king as a possible sexual predator. Moving through the canon, Keenan makes it abundantly clear that literature is a conversation. In Sex with Shakespeare, words are love.

    As Keenan wanders the world in search of connection, from desert dictatorships to urban islands to disputed territories, Shakespeare goes with her - and provokes complex, surprising, and wildly important conversations about sexuality, consent, and the secrets that simmer beneath our surfaces.

    ©2016 Jillian Keenan (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

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    • 30.08.2020

    It's not about Shakespeare, It's not about Sex

    Remove Shakespeare from this book.
    Subtract sex/paraphilias/fetishes/sexual identities or whatever it is for you, that "cures the wound of human nature", that "heals your soul"(Aristophanes).
    Take it all away!
    It remains this story of an inspiring woman: she does not stop to taste life - even when it hurts.